Beat Therapy



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Re-founded in 2013 after a two year hiatus, Beat Therapy’s CRASH is WashU’s premiere nontraditional percussion group. With repertoire featuring predominately improvisational themes, CRASH aims to explore the sounds of nontraditional instruments like buckets, pots, pans, etc. to create a unique performance experience for their audiences. The group does performances around WashU’s campus and the St. Louis community in addition to collaborating with community service organizations to do workshops with kids of all ages around St. Louis. CRASH has worked with numerous student groups including but not limited to:

  • Dance Marathon
  • American Cancery Society
  • St. Louis Symphony Timpanist Shannon Wood
  • Paraquad
  • Mosaic Whispers
  • After Dark
  • To Write Love On Her Arms
  • Beat Therapy’s Ashland Elementary, Easter Seals, and Annie’s Hope programs
  • City Faces
  • WUTV
  • Greek Life Philanthropy events
  • Strive for College
  • Thyrsus
  • SIR
  • Take Steps for Kids 5K

Contact: If you are interested in joining CRASH or if you have any questions or business inquiries, please contact Miles at